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A covered entity may disclose protected health information to comply with a court order, including an order of an administrative tribunal.
A covered entity may use or disclose protected health information as permitted or required by the Privacy Rule, see 45 CFR 164.502(a); and, subject to certain conditions the Rule typically permits uses and disclosures for litigation, whether for judicial or administrative proceedings, under particular provisions for judicial and administrative proceedings set forth at 45 CFR 164.512(e), or as part of the covered entity’s health care operations, 45 CFR 164.506(a).
Yes. Where a covered entity is a party to a legal proceeding, such as a plaintiff or defendant, the covered entity may use or disclose protected health information for purposes of the litigation as part of its health care operations.
Under 45 CFR 164.512(e)(1)(ii) of the Privacy Rule, a covered entity that is not a party to the litigation may disclose protected health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process if the covered entity receives certain satisfactory assurances from the party seeking the information.
Yes. A covered entity that is not a party to litigation must obtain or receive the satisfactory assurances required by 45 CFR 164.512(e) before making a disclosure for a judicial or administrative proceeding.
A copy of the subpoena (or other request pursuant to lawful process) is sufficient when, on its face, it meets the requirements of 45 CFR 164.512(e)(1)(iii), such as by demonstrating that the individual whose protected health information is requested is a party to the litigation, notice of the request has been provided to the individual or his or her attorney, and the time for the individual to raise objections has elapsed and no objections were filed or all objections filed have been resolved. When the above requirements are evident on the face of the subpoena (or other request), no additional documentation is required.
Individuals have a right to receive, upon request, an accounting of disclosures of protected health information made by a covered entity (or its business associate), with certain exceptions.
Yes, if certain conditions are met. A covered entity that is not a party to litigation, such as where the covered entity is neither a plaintiff nor a defendant, may disclose protected health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process, that is not accompanied by a court order, provided that the covered entity: ...